AU Salon: The Genius of Birds
What is the AU Salon? It is a virtual (for now) space where we will meet, share ideas, discuss, connect. Every last Wednesday of the month one of our guides will lead a discussion about a film, book, podcast, or anything and everything outdoor-related. All the events are completely free. We hope you can join us for a chat! And come on over to our Facebook Community to share thoughts, ask questions, or connect with others at any time.
May: The Genius of Birds (Book)
“An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess. Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about.
As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.” (Penguin Random House)